Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (WI) and Arizona Theatre Co (AZ) | Milwaukee, WI
B; $812/week AEA minimum
Playwright: Rick Cleveland
Director: Mark Clements
Casting Office: Elissa Myers Casting
Casting Director: Paul Fouquet
Casting Associate: Karie Koppel
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Mark submissions: Five Presidents, Role of ____/AEA submission
see breakdown for run dates at each theatre.
NY auditions will be held on October 6-8, 2014 by appointment only.
Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly to be considered.
Deadline for submission: by 9/29
First Rehearsal Arizona: December 30, 2014
First Preview: January 10, 2015
Opens: January 16, 2015
Closes: February 22, 2015
First Rehearsal Milwaukee: December 9, 2014
First Preview: March 10, 2015
Opens: March 13, 2015
Closes: April 5, 2015
***Please note: Rehearsals will take place in Milwaukee from December 9, 2014- December 21, 2014. There will then be a rehearsal break for the holidays from December 22, 2014- December 28, 2014. After the break rehearsals will move to Arizona beginning December 30, 2014.***
***Note: This is an original script by an Emmy Award winning author of the West Wing, Six Feet Under, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie. The play takes place at the funeral of Richard M. Nixon that historically brought together all five living presidents at the time. All five men are very charismatic and require powerful actors. We are not looking for look-a-likes. We are looking for wonderful actors who can inhabit the roles.***
(Male, 81, Caucasian, 6’0”+; looking for actors late 50’s to early 60’s who will age up with prosthetics and make up) The 38th President of the United States. Ford was raised in Michigan and should have a slight Midwestern accent. The play divulges private aspects of President Ford; a man who never wanted to be President. He comes off almost bitter, having been known as “the man who pardoned Nixon.” Ford dreamed of becoming Speaker of the House. He is a begrudging attendant at this event, and is adamant about not delivering a eulogy. Emotionally he is extremely stressed to be in this room and is desperate for a drink throughout the play, but reluctantly abstains in honor of his wife, while acting as bartender for the other attendees in the room.
(Male, 70, Caucasian, 5’8”-5’10”; looking for actors late 50’s to early 60’s who will age up with prosthetics and make up) The 39th President of the United States. Carter is from Georgia and should have a Georgia accent. As we know from history he was a simple peanut farmer who went on to become President of the United States. He spends a lot of his time these days doing charitable work, especially with Habitat For Humanity. He boldly takes on Reagan for the Iran-Contra Affair.
(Male,83, Caucasian, 6’0”+; looking for actors late 50’s to early 60’s who will age up with prosthetics and make up) 40th President of the United States. Reagan grew up in the Midwest. He is a former film star and Governor of California. At this stage in Reagan’s life he is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia is beginning to set in. He is in and out of reality. Still can turn on the good old charm and liven a room with a wink and a smile. He has a wonderful sense of humor.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH
(Male, 70, Caucasian, 6’0”+; looking for actors late 50’s to early 60’s who will age up with prosthetics and make up) 41st President of the United States. Although he was a politician from Texas, Bush grew up in New England and is Ivory League educated. He is still a little bitter about not be elected to a second term and is adjusting to no longer being in office. He still questions whether the mission in Iraq (Dessert Storm) is a complete mistake, liberating Kuwait and not ousting Saddam Hussein.
(Male, 48, Caucasian, 6’0”+) 42nd President of the United States. From Arkansas and has an Arkansas accent. Newly elected President who has only been in office for one year. Clinton is bold, brash, and loves to talk. He looks people in the eye when he speaks to them, but has a habit of invading personal space in an effort to be intimate, however it comes off as intrusive. Happy and excited to be part of this elite club.
Five Presidents, Role of ____/AEA submission
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